Amy Winehouse to battle Adele for 2016 Brit Awards after posthumous nominations

Singer who died in 2011 qualifies for the British Female and Best British Album longlists with the soundtrack to 'Amy'

Adam Sherwin
Media Correspondent
Tuesday 15 December 2015 15:38
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Winehouse won the Best British Female Brit award in 2007 on the back of her hit Back To Black album
Winehouse won the Best British Female Brit award in 2007 on the back of her hit Back To Black album

Amy Winehouse could battle Adele for the 2016 Brit awards after being posthumously included in two categories for the event.

Winehouse, who died in 2011, qualifies for the British Female and Best British Album longlists with the soundtrack to Amy, the award-winning documentary film which told her life story.

Named best documentary at the European Film Awards, Asif Kapadia’s film featured rare recordings and live performances by the singer.

Amy Clip - Back To Black

Winehouse, who was 27 when she died from alcohol poisoning, won the Best British Female Brit award in 2007 on the back of her hit Back To Black album.

She has qualified for the 2016 categories alongside Adele, Ellie Goulding and Florence + The Machine. Voting takes place this week with a shortlist announced next month.

Amy is the second posthumous Winehouse album. Lioness: Hidden Treasures, featuring unreleased songs and demos, was released shortly after her death and topped the UK charts. That album earned Winehouse a posthumous Brit Award nomination in 2013.

The 2016 Brits, broadcast live on ITV next February, could also deliver a mainstream breakthrough for Sleaford Mods, the Nottingham duo who perform polemical rants of working class disaffection against an electro backing. The pair are longlisted for Best British Group and Album following the Top 20 breakthrough of the Key Markets collection.

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